Wednesday, 24 February 2016

The Cross-over yoke jumper (1935)

Hello everybody here!! How are you?

Well, I must say I'm just a bit over-excited, as I have just finished my latest knitting project and I'm impatient to share it with you all!

This one comes from "Good Needlework", December 1935 issue. 

Free pattern here. Lovely, isn't it?
I simply adore it from the first time I saw this picture!

" For those who like the cosiness of woollies but cannot wear a plain front, this jumper is ideal, as the cross-over yoke supplies the necessary break in the straight line."

^The yarn. 
I had originally bought  it for a 1940s lacy bolero but then I thought that a sweet, soft lilac was just perfect for this 30's jumper. And it was also surprisingly economical with yarn, I just needed less than 250 grams of wool!

This jumper is incredibly quick and relaxing to knit. The stitch pattern is one of my favourite of all time,very easy to remember and of great effect.
It's worked on 3,5 mm needles, at a tension of 7 stitches to the inch to get a 35" bust. The stitch is extremely stretchy, anyway.

" Make sure that the two buttons are really "interesting" - 
they are the important little finish that makes or mars a piece of hand-work. "

I really enjoyed making this one. 
I started the back on 30th January and in just three weeks it was all knitted and sewn up!

And that's all for today. Hope you like it, as always!
Bye! :)


  1. Another lovely knit :) Good choice of buttons too!

    1. Thank you! Oh yes, the most expensive buttons I've ever used, but I loved them immediately and they were simply "the right ones" for this jumper!! :)

  2. adorable :) and so fast. Wish i could knit so fast


    1. Thank you so much! I'm happy you liked it!